Cornelius Meredith

Sunrise: November 11, 1959

Sunset: July 18, 2021

On July 18, 2021 Cornelius Meredith also known as “Neal” went home to be with the Lord (from labor to rest). He was born November 11, 1959 to the late Robert H. Meredith, Sr. and Bernice Edmonds Meredith in Portsmouth, VA, and was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System.

He worked at various jobs until he became gainfully employed  with Walmart in the Auto Department on Frederick Blvd for over 14 years until his passing.

One of his joys was helping others with their cars, landscaping, or whatever they needed done “Neal was the one to call on”. But his most enjoyable thing was witnessing for the Lord to others to the point we nicknamed him “Bishop” and when he would enter a room someone would say “All Rise” and we would know Neal had arrived.

Neal loved spending time with his family and friends at different functions-be it cookouts or fishing with his brothers. He loved to make everyone laugh by telling funny jokes and quotes.

He was raised in church all of his life attending Holy Trinity #1 and St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Cornelius is predeceased by his father, mother, and sister Barbara Ann Hill.

He leaves to cherish his memories; a loving daughter Yolanda Lee (Eric) of Portsmouth, VA, two sons Cornelius “Boogie” Earl and Sean Earl; brothers, Robert H. Meredith Jr. (Carmencita), of Murrieta, CA, Frank E. Meredith, Samuel E. Meredith, Paul P. Meredith (Arlene) all of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Zarlene G. Thomas, Floria Comeaux all of Virginia Beach, VA and Mary Epperson (William) of Portsmouth, VA and one aunt Mable Scott and a host of relatives and friends.


Viewing Friday, July 23, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 24, 2021 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Olive Branch Cemetery Cpl J M Williams Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23701 *Masks Required*

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    Brenda Lee says

    Sorry for your loss.
    Neal will be truly missed. Now he’s at peace with God. Just think about the
    Brenda Dixon-Lee..

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    Tracie Smith-Banks says

    Sorry for your loss. We went to Manor High School together and he will be truly missed.

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    Phyllis Lee Porter says

    To The Meredith and Edmonds Family:
    My Prayers and Thoughts are with you. All I can do is smile as I think of another friend from Holy Trinity who has finished his course in life.

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      Wilhelmina Nicholson says

      Sorry for your loss from the Nicholson family.The Lord has got another angel.God bless your family

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    Larry Hailes says

    I have said “Hello Cus” so many times; now it is so strange to say “Goodby Cus”. May God continue to bless and sustain us.

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    Pamela Smith- Jordan says

    Neal was also known as Do do at school nd that’s what I always called him. I’m sorry for the family loss. He was always a very nice person him nd Mary. Love to the family

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    MarySue Thomas says

    Neal, take care of my Bill in Heaven. You know he’s going to want to teach you how to play golf with him! Enjoy! Love, Susie

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    Vonda Jones - Johnson says

    Peace and comfort to the family of a great guy. Neal was a ray of sunshine at Portsmouth Walmart that beamed and smelled so good! He would always have either a smile, greeting, wisdom or a hug to give me that I will miss deeply. He went to school with my uncles and aunt so he was so near to my heart. Thanks to the family and GOD for allowing Neal to bless me and the Coworkers @ Walmart #3831.
    GOD Bless

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    Vanessa Joyner Richardson and family says

    May God bless the family with peace and comfort during this time. Neal was blessed with so many gifts and in our Sunday School at Holy Trinity Church Portsmouth, he was always prepared for the lesson and knew his Bible verses and was exceptional in his recitations during our seasonal programs.
    I had not seen Neal in a while, but his family shared on Facebook his recent activities, and he was the same Neal.
    Praying for you all and may Cornelius Meredith rest in heavenly peace.
    Vanessa Joyner Richardson and family

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      Ingrid King says

      May God bless the family. Praying for you all. I will miss seeing him. I will miss our many conversations about the Lord and our years in school.

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    Ingrid King says

    May God bless the family. Praying for you all. I will miss seeing him. I will miss our many conversations about the Lord and our years in school.

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    Judy Cooper Johnson says

    Just found out about Neal , what a wonderful person . We went to school, Manor ROTC , and he did work on my car at Walmart . You all have my condolences and prayers

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